Not everybody enjoys interviewing Stephen Frears. I can remember, more than a decade ago, watching him snort his way angrily through a poorly research(...)

Billy Elliot: The Musical. Photograph: Alastair Muir

Behind the reception desk of Working Title Films in Marylebone, London, there is a large board displaying graphics from each of the 100-odd films pro(...)

The west Cork holiday home of former billionaire Sir Anthony O’Reilly has sold for about €1.5 million, 18 months after it came on the market for €2(...)

In Limerick, they don’t have dry spells, instead they say ‘the rain is waiting’

In Ireland, no subject occupies our day-to-day conversation like the weather. It is a constant wellspring of drama. Nothing stays the sam(...)

High Grand in The Rewrite: A little older, greyer and funnier than before

They may as well have taped a sign saying “kick me” on this film’s back. Hugh Grant stars as a Hollywood professional (a writer, not an actor) who jus(...)

  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll   scroing a try against Munster. The two sides meet this weekend but the retired O’Driscoll will be hoping to be still involved in the Dunhill Links. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll becomes the latest Irishman to tee it up at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland starting on Thursday over the St Andrews, Ca(...)

‘News of the World’: author Nick Davies did the most to expose  criminality and cover-up at the tabloid

It’s a deeply disturbing and yet at times blackly comical read featuring people that go by names such as the Wolfman, the Corporal, the Ace Trace f(...)

Need for speed: Louise Bruton at Rally School Ireland’s track in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

‘Trust me. You can do this.” No, this isn’t the opening of a star-studded romcom; these are wise words from rally driver and Rally School Ireland c(...)

Dear Netflix, I see you have a vacancy. I wanted to let you know I’m your perfect Senior Data Engineer/Architect of Global Payment Analytics. Only (...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaving the Old Bailey yesterday, where she described her experience of life inside tabloid newsrooms,including several examples of misogyny. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Rebekah Brooks yesterday stepped into the witness box at the Old Bailey central criminal court in London for the first time and told the jury that (...)